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Published: Fri 30 Mar 2001 04:02 PM
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SHARP CALLER: Time To Put A Cork In It
A CORK radio station was running a competition - words that weren't in the dictionary yet could still be used in a sentence that would make logical sense. The prize was a trip to Bali. The radio station received a call from a sharp caller…(STORY CONTINUES)
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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Hard News Is Here
McMillanus Maximus Enters Cricket's Pantheon
Wilson Promises New Law Will Deliver Fair Property Division
Economy Grows, But Not As Much As Expected
Victorious Monteith’s Worker’s Union Keeping An Eye On DB
Government Steps In To Secure Transport Network For Auckland
Renegade Koi Carp Captured
Garden For Jesus, But Buy Your Plants On Thursday
No Public Flagellation This Easter - Sister Raptophilia
NZers First To Spark Up In The Sunshine
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TOP SCOOPS
Hard News Is Here
- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... so we skittle Pakistan for 104, both our openers get centuries and it's all on for young and old - and the drought breaks over Hamilton. Bugger. See... HARD NEWS 30/3/01 - Hit by a Train from the Past [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00208.htm
McMillanus Maximus Enters Cricket's Pantheon
- CRAIG DOUGLAS MCMILLAN earned immortality this afternoon with a once-in-a-lifetime display of scintillating shot-making that saw him score a world record 26 runs in one over that he smashed out of the ordinary and into the annals of cricketing legend. See... CRICKETING IMMORTALITY for world-beating McMillan [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00209.htm
Wilson Promises New Law Will Deliver Fair Property Division
- The Associate Minister of Justice, Margaret Wilson says the Property (Relationships) Bill, which had its final reading today, will bring legal fairness to situations in which there has been none before including recognition of de facto property rights. See... Fairness where there was none before [1] . See also... Social Engineering Unleashed Today [2] and Couples Will Have To Change Their Behaviour - Relationship Services [3]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00563.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00555.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00101.htm
Economy Grows, But Not As Much As Expected
- Economic activity increased by 0.5 per cent in the December 2000 quarter, according to information released today by Statistics New Zealand. This follows a 0.8 per cent increase in the September quarter and a 1.0 per cent fall in the June quarter. See... Economy Grows 0.5 Per Cent [1] REACTION: - Michael Cullen - GDP figures a good story about sustainable growth [2] - Bill English - Is this as good as it gets? [3]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0103/S00220.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00568.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00576.htm
Victorious Monteith’s Worker’s Union Keeping An Eye On DB
- Members of the Service & Food Workers Union (SFWU) throughout the country feel victorious as they celebrate DB’s offer to reinstate Monteiths’ workers and withdraw their decision to close down the Greymouth brewery operation. See... Union Claims Victory As DB Buckles [1] . EARLIER: Union Calls On DB To Withdraw Dismissal Notices [2]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0103/S00223.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0103/S00216.htm
Government Steps In To Secure Transport Network For Auckland
- The Crown will negotiate with Tranz Rail Limited to buy back the lease for the Auckland rail network (track, bridges, signals, buildings and tunnels but no trains), Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today. See... Crown Offers Auckland Joint Deal On Tranz Rail [1] REACTION: - Road Transport Forum - Truckers Commend Govt On Auckland Rail Decision [2] - ACT - Government Puts Transport Policy into Reverse [3] - Rail Proposal Stupid [4] - Auckland Regional Council - We’re delighted that Govt will be our partner [5] - Auckland Region Welcomes Crown Offer [6] - National - Response To Auckland Rail Announcement [7] - Greens - Greens Congratulate Government Over Rail Strategy [8]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00543.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00103.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00575.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00558.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0103/S00107.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0103/S00108.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00553.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00551.htm
Renegade Koi Carp Captured
- The discovery of what is thought to be the largest Koi carp every caught in Northland is the cause of serious concern for Department of Conservation staff. See... Huge Koi Carp Found In Kerikeri [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0103/S00054.htm
Garden For Jesus, But Buy Your Plants On Thursday
- Party Leader Graham Capill has, today, urged MPs not to change the law relating to Easter Trading. See... Say No To Easter Trading [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00102.htm
No Public Flagellation This Easter - Sister Raptophilia
- Corrective Party Leader Sister Raptophilia SM has, today, urged MPs to crack down on lewd displays at Easter time. See... Say No To Bunny Bondage [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00104.htm
NZers First To Spark Up In The Sunshine
- NORML New Zealand is proud to present “J DAY,” a global celebration of cannabis culture that has grown to include over 130 cities around the world. See... NORML presents J DAY Saturday 5 May 2001 [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00100.htm
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